Our research is focused on the molecular mechanisms behind life processes that involve biological membranes. We aim to unravel molecular mechanisms underlying membrane assembly, organization, homeostasis and function with special emphasis on the lipid-protein interactions involved. Our research will help to improve fundamental understanding of membrane function thereby leading to better insights in membrane-related diseases like diabetes, Alzheimers disease and Barth syndrome. In addition it will allow us to develop novel and more effective drugs.
Antoinette Killian’s main research focus is on understanding lipid protein interactions in membranes.
Eefjan Breukink is involved in the work of bacterial cell membranes and the pursuit for novel ways of antibiotics targets.
Toon de Kroon
Toon de Kroon's research focusses on membrane lipid homeostasis in the reference eukaryote Saccharomyces cerevisiae.
Understanding enzyme action is the main research interest of Maarten Egmond.